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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
315-797-0000
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by... more » Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5. « less
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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was the first stop on a 6-day trip around northern New York. Originally wasn't going to go, but I was in town earlier than expected. Art displays outside the building drew in spectators. Most of the works outside were done by students, both in the fine arts and those not in the fine arts at the high-school level and... More

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Vestal, New York
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love museums. And honestly, if they've got free admission - it's always a risk. But, was very pleased with our recent stop in Utica at the MWP. Really nice grounds - pleasing space; interesting collection. A bit surprised by the amount of modern art until we spoke with the docent in the house (kind of like two for one... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a great stop when traveling through the Utica area. My wife and I try to visit once a year. We've grown familiar with the on-going collection. Some of the temporary exhibits are usually interesting.

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Patchogue, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just a great, and free, nationally recognized art museum with some great works. Worth the visit and while in Utica, The Utica Club Brewery Tour is great fun for the family or individual and educational. There is a fee. There is also a Oneida County Historical Society about a mile or so south of the museum on the same st.,... More

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Even though I live here, I have to say that I went to my first exhibit here at Munson Williams. The information and they way that the exhibits were set up was really classy. There were employees on hand to make sure your experience was a delightful one and they could not be more helpful. The collections that I have... More

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Munson Williams Proctor Institute is in a unique and award winning building and its collection is first class.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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35 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum is a first class art venue in Upstate New York. Contrary to the snobbism of many Mahattanites, Utica does have a quality art museum with a top notch collection of 19th century paintings and sculpture. The works by Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, the Peale brothers and Frederic E. Church are all high quality samples from their oeuvres.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was brought up in the Utica region, and have been going to this museum since I was seven years old...the mandatory field trips didn't spoil the museum for me, and that's saying a lot. Just to echo what everyone else has said: the architecture is fabulous, and the exhibits are great. I revisited the museum on a trip last... More

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Utica, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Although this museum is in the small city of Utica (60,000), it is superior to and broader than art museums anywhere else Upstate. It consists of a modern building designed by the late Philip Johnson, and a Victorian home. The collections and construction was paid for by the families which married into each other and eventually had no progeny (they... More

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Ancaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When I was there they had the Robert Indiana exhibit in, it just didn't grab me. However the rest of the gallery was tremendous. If you are in the area, you should go. There is enough to keep pulling you along to each piece. Really though the star is the architecture of the buildings. Although the building seems a little... More

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